Monday, May 8, 2017

John Oliver highlights the need to once again fight back against corporations and now the new FCC to keep Net Neutrality (UPDATE)

As President Donald Trump and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pursue plans to eliminate Obama-era net neutrality rules, John Oliver on Sunday resurrected his call to protect equal and open access to the internet.

The Last Week Tonight host first highlighted the issue early in its first season, when the Federal Communications Commission was first considering a new set of rules. Net neutrality is again under threat, with Trump's newly-appointed FCC head Ajit Pai indicating his desire to take a "weed-whacker" to current protections in place, and potentially allow ISP's to regulate themselves.

"Net neutrality is more than just about speed," Oliver said. "At its heart, it is the principle that internet service providers or ISP's should not be able to engage in any sort of fuckery that limits or manipulates the choices you make online."

He continued by urging viewers to visit, a domain Oliver created to make it easier for people to post directly to the FCC's comments section and voice their outrage.

UPDATE: FCC has blocked because of the ease of people getting to voice their opposition to the new administration and support of net neutrality. A new link to get you to submit a comment easily is below:

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